A backpacker’s dream – Jericoacoara, Brazil

Known as the paradise for surfers and backpackers, Jericoacoara – simply called Jeri – has more to offer than just great waves and a relaxed atmosphere. Think gorgeous views of sand dunes and green hills, amazing sunsets,and capoeira demonstrations on the beach.

The beach in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

The beach in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

The Atmosphere

Probably the main attraction in Jericoacoara is the vibrant atmosphere, especially in the evening. It al starts with the sunset when crowds of people gather on the beach to admire the amazing natural show that happens night after night. After the sunset, almost everyone goes back to the center for dinner and drinks with a stop in between for a demonstration of capoeira. I remember how much I enjoyed listening to the music they played during the demonstration.

Although we were on a budget, we went for drinks a few times, and if food-wise I was a bit disappointed, the cocktails were great.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

THE Sunsets 

If you have been reading my blog, then you know by now how much I love sunsets. We spent 14 days in Jeri, and we were awarded almost every evening with amazing colours when the sky seemed like it was catching fire.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Pedra Furada

From incredible sunsets and drinks on the beach to green hills and amazing waves. Variety defines Jericoacoara and one of the highlights is Pedra Furada.

Only a 3km walk from the center, Pedra Furada is the postcard image of Jericoacoara. Although it can get very crowded – we went really early so we could avoid the tourists – it’s a massive change of scenery and is definitely worth the walk.

 

Sunset in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Pedra Furada in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Pedra Furada in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Pedra Furada in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Pedra Furada in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

Pedra Furada in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

How and Where to

How to get there: We took a flight from Recife to Fortaleza with Azul Airlines and from there a transfer with Fretcar, the official transfer company for Jericoacoara. We booked the bus transfer at the airport.

Where we stayed: La Tapera hotel – for budget travel; Villa Medina – for awesome travel :). During our six months trip in South America, we were happy to meet lovely people. The manager of Villa Medina was one of those people :).

Where to eat: Tortuga Jeri restaurant – good veggie options; Loco Beach – for awesome cocktails and smoothies; Casa de Pedra – for Acai bowls; Pizza al Volo – for focaccia slices, and Sabor Jeri for good veggie options (vegetarian yakisoba) + cheap and tasty juices.

Where to shop: Everywhere. They have great boutiques offering clothing and accessories and if you want to feel closer to the locals, you can always buy handmade beachwear and accessories from the ladies on the street. They are everywhere, you won’t miss them.

 

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The most beautiful sunsets are in Jericoacoara, Brazil.Photography by Bertrand Delvaux.

Off to Colombia

That’s a wrap for Brazil. We spent one month and had the time of our lives. We saw big cities as well as small towns, and many, many beach destinations. In case you missed it, there is a post about Rio de Janeiro, three about paradise beach destinations, here, here, and here, and of course the small but extremely charming colonial towns, here and here, and last but not least, Iguazu Falls.

I hope that you have enjoyed my stories from Brazil and that you are prepared for the next country: Colombia!

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21 Responses
  • Drew
    September 4, 2016

    Must say, those are some fabulous photos. The sunsets, the horizon, the ocean waves. Really impressive. And the beach bar pic makes me want a caipirinha!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thank you, Drew :).

  • Kerri
    September 4, 2016

    I’m just mesmorised by the natural beauty of the location that you’ve captured in the photos. Absolutely beautiful.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks, Kerri!

  • Christina
    September 5, 2016

    Is Jeri (how do you pronounce its full name?) still relatively undiscovered? Love the photos. It makes the destination look really appealling.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      I would say yes for the international tourists. Although it is becoming more and more popular now.

  • Carmen's Luxury Travel
    September 5, 2016

    I love your dress! These photos are stunning, thanks for sharing :)

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks, Carmen!

  • Maria
    September 5, 2016

    Your photos are absolutely stunning and the dress is absolutely perfect for this location. A bit wild, flowy and super sexy. Love it!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Aww, thank you, Maria :).

  • Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren
    September 5, 2016

    It does look like a dream! I really love your dress. Thanks for sharing and happy travels :)

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks, Lauren. You too!

  • Jenn and Ed Coleman
    September 5, 2016

    You have some beautiful photography in this post. I love the sunset on the beach with the boat in the background.

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thank you, Jenn and Ed :).

  • Leah
    September 5, 2016

    OH, this makes me long for Brazil. I lived in Rio and miss the beach and those sunsets. Your dress is perfect with the rocks as a backdrop. Well done!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks, Leah :).

  • Joe
    September 6, 2016

    Gorgeous photos! I too love sunsets with a passion! Great post!

    • Hidden Gems
      September 24, 2016

      Thanks, Joe.

  • Kassie
    September 7, 2016

    This sounds like my type of place. Beach towns with chill vibes are my natural habitat 😎
    Adding this one to the list of must sees!

  • Hidden Gems
    September 24, 2016

    Hahaha, good for you, Kassie :).

  • Sonali Chauhan
    September 26, 2016

    Wow… these are such awesome pics. You looks so preety & amazing in the pics.

    Will stay to see more amazing pics.

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